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How the Leopard got his Spots Velvet Cushion

Plump and luxurious velvet cushion edged with piping to inject a dose of fun maximalism into your interior. 43cm x 43cm (17" x 17")

Design Notes

Our luxurious How the Leopard got his Spots velvet is now available as ready made cushions and lampshades.

Created in collaboration with artist Alexis Snell, the distinctive design of leopards, interspersed with glinting fuchsia flowers and lush leaves will add a touch of jungle glamour to your sofa.

“I like things that are a bit dark and strange and I'm always drawn to a good story. A flea market, a late night drunken conversation, an old advert or a matchbox might get me thinking about a new idea." - Alexis Snell

Made in Lancashire, England, to a high standard with piping and woven label. The cushion is upholstered in 'How the Leopard got his Spots' on both sides, and due to the large scale of the pattern, each cushion is unique.

We supply our cushions with a plump ethically sourced feather pad. Please contact us at if you would like to request an alternative.

Product Details

Collection: Alexis Snell
Design Name: How the Leopard got His Spots
Dimensions: 43cm x 43cm (17" x 17")
Closure: Zip
Material: 100% Cotton pile velvet
Filling: Ethically sourced feathers to EDFA Traceability Standard. Alternative filling available on request
Care Instructions: Suitable for dry cleaning, cool iron on reverse

Sourcing & Sustainability

Fabric printed by Standfast and Barracks in Lancashire, England, UK.
Standfast and Barracks are a SEDEX certified supplier (enabling businesses to work together to better manage their social and environmental performance and improve working conditions throughout the supply chain). They have signed up to the Design for Diversity Pledge to increase diversity in the design industry.

Fabric is printed with water based inks

Cushion hand made by in Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

Ethically sourced feathers to EDFA Traceability Standard. Alternative filling available on request

Woven label made by Cash's in Coventry, Warwickshire, UK

Delivery & Returns

We aim to dispatch orders within 3-4 working days.

Please send us a message with your order if you have any special requests regarding delivery dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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UK Delivery

Samples and swatches - Free delivery

Orders under £250 - £5.95 tracked next day delivery by DHL

Over £250 - Free tracked next day delivery by DHL

Delivery to Europe, USA and Canada

Samples and swatches - £6 Royal Mail International Standard

Orders under £500 - £30 tracked delivery by DHL Express

Over £500 - Free tracked delivery by DHL Express

Delivery to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and China

Samples and swatches - £6 Royal Mail International Standard

Orders under £500 - £50 tracked delivery by DHL Express

Over £500 - Free tracked delivery by DHL Express


We recommend that you order a sample before purchasing goods as although we try our best to make sure that our online images are accurate as possible it's best to view colours and textures in the environment they will be used in.

On receipt, please check that your order is correct.

We are confident you will be delighted with your purchase. However, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied we are happy to offer a refund on all goods returned to us within 90 days from dispatch, provided they are in the original packaging (where applicable), unused and in a re-saleable condition. To arrange a return please contact us at or call 0113 4503639.

This policy is offered in addition to your legal rights.

Do you have a question?

We are always happy to advise.

We usually reply within 24 hours - please check your junk folder!

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Ralph Dodd

Love the leopard cushion design and quality but actually the entire Monkey Puzzle tree range and ethos behind it is inspiring.

Fi Lomax
Luxurious Cushion!

So delighted with this stunning, sumptuous and very unique cushion and such gorgeous rich velvet. The perfect addition to my sofa, both contemporary and timeless. Excellent and prompt service too. British style and workmanship at its best! Thank you.

Hannah Corne
Beautiful cushion

Such a beautiful cushion and really well made. Goes with my eclectic style!

Christopher Blake
Fabulous jungle in my flat!!

This is absolutely stunning! The cushion is just the right size for the prints. I now have leaping leopards palm fronds and passion flowers enlivening my sofa and my daily life. Alexis Snell has got a unique talent as a printer and this is transferred so well onto fabric design. Well done monkeypuzzle for producing such lovely objects!!

This cushion is gorgeous

I love this cushion! The pattern is beautiful, full of depth and detail. The fabric is gorgeous - very soft and the quality of the cushion is excellent. It looks fabulous on my old chair. Service was excellent too, the cushion came beautifully wrapped. Its lovely to own something created by an artist that is not mass produced, it feels very special. Thanks you Charlotte